Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Kota Kinabalu or KK as it is often called is located on the island of Borneo. It boasts stunning firey sunsets, a budding arts and music scene and rich culinary offerings which span from street food to fine dining. It is also home to Kinabalu National Park which is where Mount Kinabalu stands at 13,400 feet, Malaysia's tallest peak and a mecca for climbers, jungle trekers and campers. There are numerous cultural tours, water based tours and wildlife tours on offer in the area.
Pulau Tiga, Malaysia
Tiga Island is one of a group of small uninhabited islands in Kimanis Bay off the western coast of Sabah, Malaysia. The islands were formed on 21 September 1897, when an earthquake on Mindanao caused a volcanic eruption near Borneo. There’s plenty to see and do here: spend the sunny days swimming or snorkeling in its surrounding clear waters or go kayaking. Divers can explore its underwater treasures. Pulau Tiga is also famous for its therapeutic natural volcanic mud.
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
Bandar Seri Begawan formally known as Brunei Town is the capital of the Sultanate of Brunei. It is host to the biggest water village in the world as well as Omar Ali Salifuddien Mosque. Which is known as one of the most peaceful and calm mosques in the world. It has a beautiful gleaming gold dome and is surrounded by colourful floral gardens. A long winding bridge leads from the mosque to a lagoon where you will have a spectacular view of the water village.
Miri, the second largest city in Sarawak, is the main tourist gateway for numerous wildlife attractions, including Niah National Park with it's fantastic caves and waterfalls. It is also known as a shoppers paradise and has many noteworthy shopping malls. Some interesting sites within and directly around Miri are the Unity Tower, Pustaka Miri, Petroleum Museum, views over Miri city from the top of Capital Hill, the San Ching Tian Temple and the Esplanade Beach at Luak Bay.
Bintulu/Tanjung Kidurong, Malaysia
Bintulu was formally a fishing village but following the discovery of large reserves of natural gas offshore in 1969 it has developed significantly and plans to be a fully industrialised city by 2020. Due to the expat population the area has plenty of bars, restaurants and nightclubs. Worthy of a visit is Taman Tumbina, a zoo which houses crocodiles and pythons. Most visitors enter the park for jungle-trekking or hill climbing. The beautiful scenery of the South China Sea awaits people who climb to the top of the hill!
Kuching's historic waterfront is the perfect place to take a sunset stroll. The one-mile long promenade follows the Sarawak river. At the end you will find the 19th-century Old Court House which has been converted into a center of culture. Today the various court buildings host exhibitions, theatre, poetry reading and live music. Parallel to the waterfront are numerous coffee shops, street food stalls and shops selling tribal handicrafts.
Nongsa Point Marina, Indonesia
Nongsa Point Marina is located on the small Indonesian island of Batam – less than 20km from Singapore. This area is home to a charming Mediterranean-style resort, offering peaceful and tropical surroundings around a natural cove.
Singapore is a city-nation dedicated to business. The spires of its skyscrapers look like a big bar graph pointing to the sky. It is incredibly clean and crime is virtually unknown. But amid this obsessive neatness is a madly chaotic welter of peoples and cultures, drawn to Singapore in pursuit of the almighty Singapore dollar. Get a taste of colonial Singapore at the Raffles Hotel, where the Singapore Sling was invented, Emerald Hill, with its charming pavilioned pre-war homes, the Victorian botanic garden and the green lawns of the Padang Cricket Club. And lest you forget, be sure to visit Orchard Road for non-stop shopping.